Leli Laurie Chen, MD
Dr. Chen's last day at ARC was Friday, September 15, 2023. Please see below for physicians she recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC. Read letter.
Dr. Chen currently has long wait times for new patients. Please see below for physicians she recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC.
ARC Center Street
- Brian Benjamin, MD (Starting November 2023)
ARC Kyle Plum Creek
Dr. Chen was born in Rhode Island, but her family moved to San Antonio when she was a toddler, so she calls Texas her home! When she’s not at work, Dr. Chen says “anything food related, I’m there!” She is always on the lookout to try something new and delicious. Dr. Chen also enjoys traveling and hiking, anything music-related, and of course, spending time with loved ones. Included in her favorite area locales are Granny’s Tacos food truck, and also enjoying the sunset over Lake Travis.
What I love most about Family Medicine is the breadth of care provided during every stage of life and how it allows us as physicians to connect with our patients and their families in a special, integral way. This includes having conversations with new parents and helping with the care of their newborn child, to having difficult end-of-life discussions with patients and their loved ones, and everything in between, thus helping build meaningful, long-lasting relationships. When a patient comes in to my clinic, the most important thing is for them to feel cared for and respected. I’m here to listen to and advocate for my patients and ultimately, to collaborate with them toward the betterment of their health.
- Annual Physical Exam
Annual Physical Exam
An annual wellness exam helps you touch base with your ARC doctor, address health issues, and talk about preventative measures for you.
- Breast Exams
Breast exams are check-ups, mammograms, and other types of screenings that look for for changes or problems in the breast tissue.
- Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care Management
Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.
Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin, and is most often done one or two days after a baby boy’s birth. ARC Pediatricians are available to perform the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
- Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
Austin Regional Clinic offers annual diabetic retinopathy screenings to our patients with diabetes. Screening is easy, takes less than five minutes to complete, and does not require any pupil dilatation or eye protection.
- Flu Shots
A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.
- IUD insertion and removal
IUD insertion and removal
Intrauterine contraception is a minimal user effort method, and an IUD is safe in most women. It is especially a good choice for any woman who is trying to avoid estrogen hormonal therapy. IUD insertions are scheduled at your Ob/Gyn’s office. The best time for placement is toward the end of normal menstruation.
- Medicare Wellness
A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.
- Mental Health Medication Management
Mental Health Medication Management
ARC offers mental health medication management for patients with behavioral or cognitive health conditions.
- Minor Procedures
ARC Family Medicine doctors can perform in-clinic minor procedures.
- Musculoskeletal Care
ARC Family Medicine doctors can provide care, treatment, or referrals to address musculoskeletal issues that cause you pain and discomfort.
- Nexplanon Implantation and Removal
Nexplanon Implantation and Removal
Nexplanon is a hormonal contraceptive implant designed to provide long-term birth control for individuals.
- Pap Smear
Annual pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer.
- Prostate Screenings
Prostate screenings help detect early signs of prostate cancer.
- Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits
Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits
Our providers are available 365 days a year for minor emergencies, including sprains, colds and flu, minor burns, seasonal allergies, and more. We're here for you on days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
- Well-Check Exam
A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.
Locations & Hours
Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Family Medicine
Medical SchoolThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 2018
ResidencyWaco Family Medicine Residency Program, with a distinction in Global Health, Waco, TX, 2021
EducationB.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2014
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Member, Texas Medical Association
- Member, Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
- Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2017-2018